Sports psychology is a proficiency that uses psychological knowledge and skills to address optimal performance and well-being of athletes, developmental and social aspects of sports participation, and systemic issues associated with sports settings and organizations. One of the roles of a sports psychologist is to work with athletes to teach them how to perfect their mental skills to improve their performance.
When compared to other careers a sports person’s career is under immense pressure. Their performance is witnessed by thousands of viewers in the gallery and millions of audiences all over the world. They are encumbered by the burden of expectations, and this stress can adversely affect their performance. Also, news, gossip and criticisms about them can impose a heavy levy on them. A Sports psychologist can help them tackle such situations effectively and successfully.